School Bullying Is Hurting Children! What Can Parents Do About It?

In Victorville, California, a mother is struggling with how to help her elementary school child escape constant bullying. The student attended Brentwood Elementary, where she was tormented by another student. After receiving a death threat, the child was transferred to another school, but the bullying continued. Now, a group of six boys and girls are terrorizing this elementary student at her new school, and district officials are refusing to let the child transfer again. The student’s mother doesn’t know what to do, and more parents in our area are finding themselves in similar situations. How Common is School Bullying? Though … Read More

California Legislators Are Fighting Back on School Bullying with Assembly Bill 2291

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California assembly member David Chiu took significant steps in bullying and harassment prevention for California schools in late August. Chiu passed new legislation through the Assembly, which is now pending approval by Governor Brown. Assembly Bill 2291 will require the California Department of Education (CDE) to create stricter guidelines for preventing bullying. The legislation will also spread awareness of online training courses to local educators. Bullying is not a new problem, and it has always been a prevalent issue in schools. However, studies have suggested that bullying is actually getting worse. Families are finding more resources on awareness and are … Read More

What Are the Penalties for a Child Abuse Charge in California?

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Child abuse charges in California are taken very seriously. The penalties for the charge will depend on a variety of circumstances related to the incident. Child abuse and neglect cases can be difficult for all parties involved, which is why so many cases go unreported. These charges can cause major disruptions in family life, school environments and personal futures. Cases like these can also become publicized, which is why many families will want to deal with the problem on their own. However, it is important to still report and understand the charges and possible sentences so the risk of child … Read More

How Do I Know When to File a Bullying Complaint at My Child’s School?

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If your child is being bullied at his or her school, you will want to take the appropriate actions as a parent. Your first thought might be to file a complaint with the school but reporting school bullying can come with some complications. Some parents will even be confused as to whether they should file a report in general. As a parent, it’s important to know the process of filing a bullying complaint if you decide that doing so would be the best option for your child. When Should I Report Bullying to My Child’s School? It might be difficult … Read More

How is Gun Control Related to the Growing Issue of School Bullying?

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On February 14, 2018, a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida went on a deadly shooting rampage at the school, killing 17 students. A month later after the tragic incident, students from all over the country rallied together and “walking out” of their schools in protest of gun violence. The topic of gun control has created a heated discussion in our country’s politics in the last several years, and almost every American has a different opinion of what should be done to continue or fix the policies currently in place. One similar factor in the … Read More